It’s that time of the year where your Instagram feed is flooded with celebrities in their glam-est avatars, setting carpets on fire- be it the desi one at all the Bollywood award functions last month, the pink one at the Met Gala last week, or the red one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, presently happening in France. Phew! It’s so hard to keep up, isn’t it?
One second- did we just mention Cannes and speak about just fashion? Oops. Let’s rectify that right away 😉
What is Cannes?
Cannes is a city in France. Okay, okay, just kidding. The Cannes Film Festival, known as International Film Festival until 2002, is an invite-only annual affair held in Cannes, France. The festival screens new films across different genres, including documentaries from around the world, and goes on for 12 days every year, around May.
For a film to be screened at Cannes is a prestigious moment. Cannes Film Festival 2019 began on the 14th and will go on until the 25th of May, 2019. Now that the basics are laid, let’s answer the more pressing question-
What is the big deal about fashion at Cannes?
The easiest way to explain it and defend fashion would be to say that because it’s such an important film festival, its bound to have important celebrities present from the entertainment industry. And because celebrities from around the world attend this festival, each one shows up in his/her best, thereby throwing the gates open to fashion warfare.
To designers and stylists across the world, to be featured on the red carpet of Cannes is a HUGE deal. And to the audiences, its an extravaganza of visual delights, if their fave celebs make it to the festival.
Spoyl Favourites at Cannes 2019
As stated earlier- wherever there’s fashion, there’s the Spoyl Fashion Team. So, let’s get down to it, and put our top picks out there. This time, we’re doing a feature about our desi girls. Deepika, PC and Kangana (thus far) have entered the field and how.
Here’s who we thought made a statement, and who didn’t, in the first installment of the Cannes Film Festival 2019:
#1 Deepika Padukone : Drama Queen V/S Boss Babe
The Queen of Hearts presented herself to us yesterday, at the Cannes red carpet. No kidding! Decked up in a custom Peter Dundas, the Bollywood actress wore a white gown with a giant black bow detail. Hair tied up in her signature tight-knot (overdone but perfect for this one) and the under-eye cat-eye liner added oomph to her stunning ensemble!
Today’s quite the mood change, looking uber chic in a pin-striped pant suit, contrasting it with eyeball grabbing neon heels- Deepika entered a different league with this one. How do we compare this with the previous look? We don’t. We think it a win-win. Cannot wait for her to drop a few more of these jaw-droppers, TBH.
#2 Priyanka Chopra
Ms PC Jonas made her debut at Cannes this year. The former Miss World slipped into a Roberto Cavalli hourglass number in a gorgeous magenta tone. Instead of going for a fancy hairdo, she let her hair down (no, literally) and let her uber confidence speak for itself. Arm candy Jonas was missing though. We miss. Coming to the outfit evaluation: Colour? Love. Woman? Love. Ensemble? Umm. This look didn’t quite cut the deal for us, where’s the PC factor, hun!
Okay, here it is. This is the PC factor we were talking about. Dressed in an all-white ensemble for the screening of 5B, Priyanka looked super sleek. Let’s do that again: Colour? Love. Woman? Love. Ensemble: Hell yeah, love!
#3 Kangana Ranaut
Taking the weaves of India to the red carpet, Queen K donned a kanjeevaram saree from Madhurya Creations. We personally love the styling elements added to her outfit by ace celebrity stylist Ami Patel. The hairdo was also very in-line with the styling. We give it to the team for styling and representing Indian weaves at an international platform. It goes perfectly with Kangana’s personality.
Quite like Deepika, Kangana proved to be quite the mood changer. However, the edge element remained. In a wet and wild mood, she turned up in an embellished Nedret Taciroglu power suit. The power in a power suit comes with the woman wearing it and Kangana carries it to the T. We definitely like this look better than the previous one.
Think differently from us? Which look did you think did well? Tell us in the comments below>